Work Amputation Claims
What Is An Amputation Accident At Work?
Injuries serious enough to result in an amputation are thankfully very rare in the workplace. Where such accidents do occur, however, it is usually very clear that appropriate care and attention had not been devoted to providing a safe workplace. Anyone who has experienced an accident at work that led to the amputation of all or part of a limb should seriously consider making a work amputation compensation claim. This legal process can help you to get the compensation you need to help get your life back on track after such a traumatic injury.
If you have suffered an amputation accident at work, you will know just how stressful they can be. You may be in a significant amount of pain, and there is also the worry of financial hardship if you have to take time off work to recover from your amputation accident at work. If worry about your financial situation, or a lack of funds, is slowing your recovery from your amputation accident at work, we at Free Legal Justice want to help.
Take Legal Action For Your Work Amputation Claims
Taking legal action to get compensation for your amputation accident at work might seem like a big step, and we know that many of our clients worry that it will add more stress to an already difficult time, and that it will be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of amputation accident at work claims specialists can take all of the worry out of making your amputation accident at work compensation claim, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
If you are considering making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, our claims team is here to help. We are available 24 hours a day, so call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
Steps You Can Take Following Your Amputation Accident At Work To Support Your Compensation Claim
In the immediate aftermath of your amputation accident at work, it is important that you prioritise making sure that you are safe and getting the first aid and medical attention that you need. Once this is taken care of, you might want to consider whether you can take some of the following steps to help support your case if you do decide to go ahead with an amputation accident at work compensation claim.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your amputation accident at work is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your amputation accident at work, including anything that might have increased the risk of your amputation accident at work. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
Do You Have Any Witnesses For Your Amputation Accident?
Another helpful thing to do is to make sure that you have the names and contact details for any witnesses who might have seen what happened. These pictures can also help to provide additional evidence if the person responsible for your amputation accident at work disputes your account.
Further supporting evidence can come in the form of pictures or videos. Obviously, if there is a visual record of your amputation accident at work, this would be ideal, but this is rarely the case. More often, clients can make sure that they have pictures or videos of the location in which their amputation accident at work happened, with particular emphasis on anything that might have caused or exacerbated your amputation accident at work.
The most important thing that you can do to help with a future amputation accident at work compensation claim, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This will allow you to get the expert help you need to make your amputation accident at work compensation claim as stress free and straightforward as possible.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive For My Amputation Accident At Work?
Although it might seem like a simple question, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation your amputation accident at work might attract without knowing the details of your case. This is because there are so many different factors which will have an impact. In general, however, compensation claims can be divided into two parts.
Compensation claims are comprised of two main parts. The first, and usually the easiest to calculate, is to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. The follows guidelines set down nationally by the Judicial College, which provides a range of payments that are considered appropriate for any particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, as they are designed to take into account the individual nature of your personal injury.
Special Damages For Work Amputation Claims
The second part of your amputation accident at work compensation claim is the more variable part. This is designed to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your amputation accident at work. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your amputation accident at work had not happened. This includes compensating you for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period while you recover, and even for the loss of potential future earnings if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former line of work. Additionally, you can claim for any expenses you might have incurred as a result of what happened to you, including any additional transportation costs, care you may have had to pay for and rehabilitation help that you have needed to access privately, such as physiotherapy. In the case of very serious injuries, you may also be able to claim for modifications to your home and vehicle to allow you get your life back as close as possible to where it was before.
Our Solicitors Are Here To Help
Working with our dedicated team of amputation accident at work claims specialists means that you can rest assured that your compensation claim includes all aspects of your financial losses as a result of your amputation accident at work and that you are making the most appropriate compensation claim for your personal circumstances.
How Can Free Legal Justice Help Me With My Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your amputation accident at work as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time on 0800 567 7074 (best for landline calls) or 0121 565 4317 (best for calls from mobiles). If you prefer, you can claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our amputation accident at work claims specialists take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your amputation accident at work, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our Work Amputation Claims Solicitors Do All The Paperwork
Our team work hard to ensure that you don’t have to deal with lots of time-consuming paperwork. When we are acting as your no win no fee claims solicitors, we are able to complete the vast majority of the paperwork ourselves on your behalf. For the few items that will require your direct signature, we can arrange home visits to help you complete the paperwork, if that would be of assistance for you.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
No Win No Fee Amputation Accident At Work Claims
At free Legal Justice, we believe that justice should be available to everyone, without the need for large up-front payments or large solicitor’s fees. As a result, we offer our services on a we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the vast majority of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf to pursue your amputation accident at work compensation claim without you having to pay anything up front. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything for our services. This allows you to seek legal help with your claim without putting yourself at any financial risk. Our system also ensures that will always receive the vast majority of the compensation you are awarded. All our fees are explained clearly in advance and we will make sure that you understand exactly how much you will receive in your pocket before you accept any offer of compensation.
Not All Work Amputation Claims Are No Win No Fee
In a very small number of cases, we are not able to offer a no win no fee agreement. If you are unlucky enough to fall into this category, we will work with you to try to find a suitable alternative funding option to ensure that you can get the help you need with your amputation accident at work claim.
If you are thinking of making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We are available 24/7 to give you the support you need after your amputation accident at work.
Will I Be Sacked For Making An Amputation Accident At Work Claim?
Legally, your employer is not allowed to take any action against you to punish you in any way for making a compensation claim following your amputation accident at work. This includes not giving you promotion opportunities you would otherwise have had, changing your job to one that you like less, firing you or making your workplace so unpleasant that you resign (this last one is known as constructive dismissal).
The vast majority of businesses would not want to punish their employees for making an amputation accident at work compensation claim anyway. Most people understand that the compensation you receive following your amputation accident at work is there to help you to recover and to ensure that you do not suffer financially as a result of your amputation accident at work. Even the most selfish of employers can understand that you might need the money from your compensation payment to cover the costs of getting the treatment you need to get you healthy and back to work as quickly as possible.
Making A Claim Helps The Workplace Safer
Many of our clients also tell us that making an amputation accident at work compensation claim has helped to make their workplaces safer, for themselves and for their colleagues. Their employers have realised the importance of health and safety policies, and this has led to improvements that have helped everyone working within those companies to feel safer and work more effectively.
All employers are also required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, to ensure that you do not need to worry about causing the company serious financial difficulties as a result of your amputation accident at work compensation claim. Your company will not be forced to fold or to downsize as a result of you making a claim.
Whether you are ready to begin your amputation accident at work compensation claim, or if you have any questions, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Is The Amputation Accident At Work Claims Process?
Making an amputation accident at work compensation claim follows the same procedure as making any other kind of personal injury compensation claim.
You will want to make sure that you have access to the correct legal advice and assistance. Our specialised personal injury claims solicitors are able to provide you with all of the help and support you may need and are available 24/7. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to discuss your amputation accident at work and to begin your claim.
We Write To The Other Side
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your amputation accident at work, explaining that you are making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, that you consider them to be liable (the legal term for being to blame) and giving them a deadline by which to respond.
What Happens When Your Amputation Claim Is Rejected?
If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your amputation accident at work, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your amputation accident at work took place, a copy of the company’s accident book, witness statements and anything else that might be relevant. For workplace accidents in particular, it is very unusual for liability to be disputed for long.
What Happens When Liability Is Accepted?
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your amputation accident at work. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your amputation accident at work has impacted your life.
It is almost always possible to reach agreement for compensation, especially with accidents that took place at work. If we are unable to convince the other party to accept liability, or if it is impossible to agree on compensation, your case may have to go to court to have a judge decide how much should be paid.
What Are Solicitors Fee’s For Work Amputation Claims
Only when the amount of compensation has been agreed and paid do you need to think about our fees. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation amount, meaning that the bulk of your payment is there for you, to help you however you need following your amputation accident at work.
How Do I Start My Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
We understand that they idea of making a compensation claim can seem daunting. Many people are unsure as to whether to go ahead with an amputation accident at work compensation claim, worried that it could be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have helped hundreds of people to get the compensation they deserve, just like you do.
If you would like to take the first steps in making your compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Call us free from your landline on 0800 567 7074, or on 0121 565 4317 from your mobile. If you would be happier to claim online and take advantage of our free call-back service and have us call you at a time of your choosing, we are more than happy to arrange that for you.
Our Solicitors Listen To Clients
When we talk to you about your amputation accident at work, we are trying to ensure that we understand all of the details of your amputation accident at work compensation claim. Important details include who you believe was to blame for what happened to you, the ways that your amputation accident at work has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you accurate estimates of the likelihood of winning your case, as well as a personalised estimate as to how much compensation you are likely to receive.
How Long Does It Take To Make An Amputation Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
It can be hard to know how long a particular amputation accident at work compensation case will take, as some can be settled very quickly, while others will take much longer to be decided. We know that you want to put your amputation accident at work behind you as quickly as possible, so we do everything that we can to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
Cases that progress quickly will tend to be resolved within just a few weeks. These are usually very straightforward claims for smaller amounts of money in which the other party is willing to accept liability. In these circumstances, there is often very little point in the other party arguing for too long over the exact amount of compensation due, as it is rarely worth their while. It is better all round for the matter to be resolved quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
Complicated amputation accident at work claims include those which involve multiple people who are all partially responsible for what happened, as well as those with very serious injuries. Cases like that will usually take far longer to be resolved than those which are straightforward. If the claim has to decided in court, the delays can increase further.
Does My Amputation Accident At Work Have To Have Been Recorded In The Accident Book?
All companies are required to have an accident book, in which to record the details of any accidents or near misses that occur on the premises or as a result of business activities. All incidents, such as your amputation accident at work, should be recorded as soon as possible after they occur, although there is some allowance for the fact that looking after the welfare of staff should always take priority. Using the accident book correctly ensures that a company has an accurate history of their health and safety record.
My Work Amputation Accident Was Not Written In The Accident Book – Can I Still Claim?
Although all accidents or injuries must be recorded in the accident book, sometimes this doesn’t happen. This might be because it has been overlooked, either because the person responsible for completing the accident book report is unsure as to what happened and so is waiting until they have a better understanding, or they are preoccupied taking care of the person who has been hurt. Very occasionally, an employer may attempt to deny liability by deliberately not recording an accident or injury in the accident book.
Although the accident book can be valuable evidence in making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, it is perfectly possible to make a successful claim without your incident having been recorded. There are many other kinds of evidence we can use to support your account of what happened, including statements from people who were there and saw what happened or your medical records, for example. We will still be able to get you the compensation you need.
Contact HR Or Your Manager
If you become aware that your amputation accident at work was not recorded in the accident book, we recommend that you contact both HR and your manager, ideally by email. This allows you to have a written record of your version of events and also to prove that your employer was aware of what happened, if they subsequently attempt to deny liability.
Can I Claim Compensation After My Amputation Accident At Work?
Following an amputation accident at work, many people are left unsure as to whether they are entitled to make a compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements for making an amputation accident at work compensation claim, but they are very straightforward and most people will find that they do qualify.
The first requirement is that you must have been harmed in some way as a result of your amputation accident at work. You can be compensated for any injuries, physical or mental, that you sustain following your amputation accident at work, but you are not able to receive compensation for a near miss, where you avoided injury. If you are struck by a falling object, for example, you are able to make a claim. If you narrowly miss being struck because you jumped out of the way, you are not entitled to compensation.
Was Someone Else To Blame For Your Work Amputation Accident?
The second thing that is required for you to make a compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was at fault in your amputation accident at work. They do not have to have caused it directly, but they must have been in some way responsible for keeping you safe. If your accident or injury occurred at work, this can be very easy to demonstrate, as your employer has a legal obligation t consider your health and safety and to take all appropriate steps to protect you.
The person responsible for your amputation accident at work must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
The final requirement is that the other party must have failed to take sufficient steps to protect your safety. This doesn’t mean that you can’t claim unless they did nothing. You are still able to make a compensation claim if the measures they put in place were inadequate.
Contact Our Work Amputation Claims Solicitors Today
If you have been injured as the result of an amputation accident at work and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make an amputation accident at work compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
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